3 crested polish roosters,what hens might work with them?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StellaLenoir, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 3 boys and 1 girl.

    I would like to keep them. But even if I just keep one rooster, what are some good breeds of hens that might get along with my crested birds? I want to make sure I get pullets so that seems to limit the breeds that I can order.

    Are there any other breeds that would leave the crested ones alone? I dont want everybody pecked to baldness.

    I have lots of room, and right now they are free ranging in about an acre. I dont want too many, but 3 roos and 1 hen, does not seem like a good idea. I would like eggs, and may hatch a few babies, but mostly eggs.

    any ideas please!!!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I say to keep peace, get crested girls so they can't see either. Or just give your dudes hair cuts.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Murray McMurray Hatchery sexes their Polish so maybe you could find someone in your area to go in on a order with you.

    Adam
     
  4. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How soon do you want them? I hoping for a incubator for Christmas lol, so I will be hatching out some of my frizzled polish in the spring hopefully, along with maybe a silkie or two too!!
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I just saw this on Eggbid you should check it out. email them for photos if you are interested.
     
  6. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i have about 15 to 20 roosters running around on my 3 acres with all my girls, and my polish rooster is the alpha male. unlike the girls, the boys can see. at least mine can. (he's on my avatar and as you can see, the eyes aren't covered by the crest). anyway, his favorite girls are the RIR's and buff orps. they're more laid back and so he can get to them easier than the polish girls who can be skittish and flighty.

    it might work better for you since that way you can get nice big brown eggs. if you want to breed more polish you can add some more polish girls which your buff (who'll probably go broody) can hatch for you.

    just a thought

    michele

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  7. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the ideas. I like the idea of getting some nice egg layer hens. I think we will try the breeds mentioned by Blue90292.

    I think everybody in my tiny flock would be happier if the male to female ratio was a bit more balanced.

    thanks again!
     

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